Drug-related Terms and Slang

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Spotting Conversations About Drugs

Do you know someone who is addicted to, or experimenting with, drugs?

Terms That Suggest Cannabis Use

It is worth learning the following terms as they could suggest the person:
  • Is part of a conversation about cannabis use.
  • Is using cannabis.
  • Is hiding inappropriate activity.
Term and MeaningImage
BABYSITTING

Hogging the Cannabis Joint When Passing it Around
BAKE

To Smoke or Prepare Cannabis
BAKED

Stoned
BLAZE

To Smoke Cannabis
BLAZED

Stoned
BLAZING

Smoking Weed
BLEM

High on Cannabis
BLIM

A Piece of Cannabis
BLUEBERRY

Form of Cannabis
BONG

Water Pipe for Smoking
BOWL

The Bowl of a Cannabis Pipe
BUD

Cannabis
BUN

To Smoke Cannabis
CHRONIC

High Quality Cannabis
CROW

Cannabis
CUSH

Top Quality Cannabis
DANK

Very Potent Cannabis
DEN

Hideout to Make or Use Drugs
DIRT

Low Quality Cannabis
DOOBIE

Cannabis Joint
DOPE

Cannabis
DRO

Hydroponically Grown Cannabis (i.e. without soil)
DUB SACK

20-Dollar Bag of Cannabis
ELBOW

A Pound of Cannabis
ERB

Cannabis (from "herb")
FOOD

Cannabis
GANJ

Cannabis (from GANJA
GANJA

Cannabis
GRASS

Cannabis
HASH

Cannabis
HAZE

Type of Cannabis (Purple Haze)
HERB

Cannabis
HUFF

Low Grade Cannabis
HYDRO

Hydroponically Grown Cannabis
JOINT

Cannabis Cigarette
KILLA

High Quality Cannabis
KRAM

To Smoke Weed
KUSH

High Grade Cannabis (Hindu Kush variety)
LEAF

Cannabis
LID

Ounce of Cannabis
LOUD

Good Quality Cannabis
MARY JANE

Cannabis
MAUI WOWIE

Cannabis from Hawaii
MEX

Low-grade Cannabis from Mexico
MID

Medium-grade Cannabis
MOTA

Cannabis
NUG

High Quality Bud of Cannabis
PIF

Cannabis
PINNER

Thin Cannabis Cigarette
PUFF

Cannabis
PURPLE

Strong cannabis (Purple Haze variety)
REEFER

Cannabis Joint
REGGIE

Regular-grade Cannabis (derogatory)
REGS

Regular-grade Cannabis (derogatory)
RES

Cannabis Resin
ROACH

Tip of a Joint
SCHWAG

Low-grade Cannabis
SEEDS

Cannabis Seeds
SES

Cannabis
SOG

Sea of Green (cannabis growing)
SKUNK

Very Potent Cannabis
SPLIFF

Cigarette Made from a Mix of Cannabis and Tobacco
SWED

Smoke Weed Every Day
TAV

Cannabis
THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol
ZIP

An Ounce of Cannabis
ZONG

Bong with a Zed-Shaped Tube
ZOOT

Spliff or Joint

Multiple Terms Probably Spell Trouble

In isolation, some of these terms could be innocent. For example:
  • There will be lots of cake at the party.
  • I am going to buy some skittles.
However, if one of more of these terms are used (especially if the context seems odd), then you should investigate. For example:
  • There will be lots of cake and Tina at the party.
  • I am going to buy some skittles from the candyman.

Terms That Suggest Serious Drug Use (Class A)

It is worth learning the following terms as they could suggest the person:
  • Is part of a conversation about Class A drugs.
  • Is using Class A drugs.
  • Is hiding inappropriate activity.
Term and MeaningImage
ACID

LSD
ALICE

Magic Mushrooms
BASER

Drug User
BEANS

Ecstasy
BLOW

Cocaine
BLOWN

High
BOOMERS

Magic Mushrooms
BOOMS

Magic Mushrooms
BRICK

Kilogramme of Drugs
BROWN

Heroin
BUBBLE

Powdered Drugs
BUGLE

Cocaine
CAKE

Kilogramme of Cocaine
CANDYMAN

Drug Dealer
CAPS

Magic Mushrooms
CHARLIE

Cocaine
CHEESE

Starter Heroin
CHICKEN

Kilogram of Cocaine
CID

LSD (from "acid")
COKE

Cocaine
CRYS

Crystal Meth
CRACK

Type of Cocaine
DMT

Di-Methyl Tryptamine
DOG FOOD

Heroin
DOWNER

Drug to Induce a "Low" (as opposed to a "high")
DPT

Dipropyltryptamine
DRONE

Mephedrone (Synthetic Stimulant)
DUST

Angel Dust, Phencyclidine (PCP)
E

Ecstasy
FADED

To Be High
FIX

An Amount of Drugs from One Session
FRIED

High on Drugs
GHB

Gamma Hydroxybutyrate
GOOG

Ecstasy Pill
HOP

Heroin
HORSE

Heroin
HYPO

Hypodermic Needle
JIFFED

Cocaine
JUNKIE

Addict
KEY

Kilogramme of Drugs
KI

Kilogramme of Drugs
KNOCKED

Caught Selling Drugs
LICKED

Drunk or High
LIFTED

High on Drugs
LINE

A Line of Drugs (Powdered)
LSA

D-Lysergic Acid Amide (a type of drug like LSD)
LSD

D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
M

Mephedrone
M-CAT

MEPHEDRONE
MANDY

MDMA or Ecstasy
MDA

MDMA or Ecstasy
MDMA

Methylamphetamine or Ecstasy
MEOW-MEOW

MEPHEDRONE
MEPHEDRONE

Synthetic Stimulant
METH

Methamphetamine
MIP

Minor In Possession
MOLLY

MDMA
MULE

Person Who Carries Drugs for Someone Else
MUSHIES

Magic Mushrooms
O

Ounce of Drugs
OD

Overdose
ONION

Ounce of Drugs
PCP

Phencyclidine
POPPER

Amyl Nitrate
PUSH

To sell drugs
QP

Quarter Pound of Drugs
RAIL

A line of cocaine (US)
ROLL

Being High on Ecstasy
SHROOMS

Magic Mushrooms
SID

LSD
SIZZLE

Oxycontin
SKI

Snort Cocaine
SKI INSTRUCTOR

Cocaine Dealer
SKITTLES

Drugs
SLICE

Eighth of An Ounce of Drugs
SMACK

Heroin
SNIFF

Cocaine
SOFT

Powdered Cocaine
SPUN

High on Hallucinogens
TINA

Crystal Meth
TRIPPING

Under the Influence of Drugs
XTC

Ecstasy

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